From director Tara Anaïse, Bloody Disgusting has a pretty gruesome exclusive look at Dark Mountain, screening at the Austin Film Festival this coming weekend (Saturday, October 26 at 10:15pm at Alamo Village; Thursday, October 31 at 7:15pm at Rollins).
“Somewhere deep within Arizona’s Superstition Mountains lies the most famous lost gold mine in the world–the Lost Dutchman Mine. Its estimated worth is around 200 million dollars. Since the turn of the twentieth century, thousands of people have scoured the mountains in search of it, hundreds have lost their lives in the process, but not one has returned with an ounce of gold.
Legend has it the mine is cursed.
In March of 2011, three filmmakers set out to find the mine and document their entire process. They never made it out of the Superstitions. Eight months later, their camera and cell phones were recovered along the western edge of LaBarge Canyon. No sign of the filmmakers themselves has been found to date. Dark Mountain is the chilling reconstruction of their last days.“
A found-footage thriller inspired by actual events, Dark Mountain is written and directed by Tara Anaïse. Producers included Tamara Blaich, Jennifer Harrington, and Megan Peterson with cinematography by Pyongson Yim and editing by Jennifer Harrington.